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Assange says would go to US only if rights guaranteed: WikiLeaks

London - WikiLeaks said Wednesday its founder Julian Assange could travel to the US to face investigation after one of the site's main sources was given clemency -- but only if his rights were "guaranteed".

Brexit: the view from Brussels

Brussels - Theresa May's proposals for a hard Brexit have met a mixed response in the European Union, where it always takes 28 countries to tango, and where many feel Britain may be dancing with two left feet.

Empty threats? Britain's Brexit negotiating chips

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday outlined her Brexit blueprint, stressing the need for good relations with the European Union but also warning that the bloc would suffer if no deal were reached.

Merkel welcomes May's Brexit 'clarity', vows European unity

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday welcomed the "clarity" provided by British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech laying out her plans for Brexit.

British FM warns over Brexit 'punishment beatings'

New Delhi - Britain's foreign minister warned Wednesday against World War II-style "punishment beatings" after France indicated it would not accept improved conditions for the UK outside the single market.

EU's Juncker vows to work for 'balanced' Brexit deal

Strasbourg - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker promised Wednesday to seek a "balanced" deal for Britain's exit from the EU, after Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled her Brexit plan.

EU's Tusk says May Brexit speech 'more realistic'

Brussels - European Union president Donald Tusk said Tuesday that British premier Theresa May's speech on her plans for Brexit was "at least more realistic" about what London wanted.

Main points from May's keynote Brexit speech

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday laid out her Brexit priorities and negotiating aims for the first time during a keynote speech in London.Here are the key points.

Brexit: What we know

London - Britain is set to become the first European Union member to leave the bloc following a referendum last year in which a majority voted for Brexit.

HSBC funding Indonesian forest destruction: Greenpeace

Jakarta - Greenpeace on Tuesday accused banking giant HSBC of helping to arrange billions of dollars in financing for companies whose palm oil operations have been blamed for destroying vast swathes of Indonesian rainforest.

Britain to leave EU's single market, says May

London - Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday said Britain will leave the EU's single market in order to restrict immigration in a clean break from the bloc, but lawmakers can vote on the final deal.

Deadlocked Northern Ireland set for snap elections

Belfast - Northern Ireland will hold snap elections on March 2 in a bid to resolve its worst political crisis in years after the power-sharing executive collapsed on Monday.

Pound drops after Brexit backing from Trump

London - Prime Minister Theresa May won endorsement from US President-elect Donald Trump over her Brexit course but sterling plunged on Monday on fears that Britain could be on a collision course with its EU allies.

British PM targeting clean divorce in Brexit speech

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May will target a clean divorce from the EU when she sets out her Brexit plans in a major speech this week, newspapers reported Sunday.

Winter crisis shows UK health service at 'tipping point'

London - Britain's NHS public health service has been the country's pride since 1948, but is currently gripped by a "humanitarian crisis" due to "third world" conditions that are piling pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May.

Legal action in Ireland on possibility of Brexit U-turn

Dublin - A British lawyer launched legal action in Ireland on Friday in a bid to force the European Court of Justice to rule on whether or not Britain can reverse Brexit even after starting negotiations with Brussels.

The quiet revolution: Fed up British middle classes backing Brexit

Milton Keynes - It's got money, jobs and it voted Brexit: the town of Milton Keynes near London represents a slice of middle-class voters fed up with a political elite ignoring their concerns.

Seaside residents evacuated as UK faces severe flood warnings

London - Seaside residents in southern England were ordered to evacuate Friday as Britain faced severe flood warnings, after snow caused flights to be cancelled.

Seaside residents evacuated as UK faces severe flood warnings

London - Seaside residents in southern England were ordered to evacuate Friday as Britain faced severe flood warnings, after snow caused flights to be cancelled.

Seaside residents evacuated as UK faces severe flood warnings

London - Seaside residents in southern England were ordered to evacuate Friday as Britain faced severe flood warnings, after snow caused flights to be cancelled.

Assange agrees to extradition if US releases whistleblower

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will agree to be extradited to the United States if President Barack Obama grants clemency to the former US soldier Chelsea Manning, jailed for leaking documents, the company said on Thursday.

British PM to make major Brexit speech

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May will make a major speech next week setting out further details on her plan for leaving the European Union, Downing Street said on Thursday.

Ex-spy reportedly behind Trump claims disappears from view

London - The former British spy reported to be behind a dossier of unsubstantiated allegations against US President-elect Donald Trump was nowhere to be seen on Thursday after the explosive claims became public.

Merkel warns 'eternal' US-EU ties not guaranteed

Brussels - German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned the EU Thursday it should not rely on "eternal" US support, as concern grows in Europe about Donald Trump's commitment to transatlantic ties.

Brexit deal must be worse than EU membership: Malta PM

Valletta - Britain's deal for leaving the European Union must be worse than the terms of its membership, said Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, whose country has just taken on the six-month EU presidency.

Rolf Harris groped blind, disabled woman: prosecutor

London - Veteran Australian entertainer Rolf Harris groped several women and girls in public, including a blind and disabled victim, British prosecutors said Wednesday.

Labour leader Corbyn says UK govt 'unfit' to negotiate Brexit

Peterborough - British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn accused Prime Minister Theresa May's government on Tuesday of being "unfit" to negotiate Brexit, saying it has no plan and cannot make a success of leaving the European Union.

London-based Italians arrested for cyber-spying on top politicians

Rome - Italian police on Tuesday announced the arrest of a London-resident nuclear engineer and his sister on suspicion of running a cyber snooping operation targeting politicians, public bodies and companies.

Fans pay tribute to 'eternal' Bowie on death anniversary

London - Fans paid emotional tributes to late rock legend David Bowie on Tuesday, the first anniversary of his death.

UK braces for N. Ireland election after McGuinness quits

London - Fresh elections in Northern Ireland are "highly likely" following the resignation of deputy first minister Martin McGuinness, the British government said Tuesday, but warned a vote risked deepening divisions in the once violence-ridden province.
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